Financial Courses and programs
CashCourse.org is a FREE online financial site that will help you make informed financial decisions throughout your college years and into your professional life. Start with financial basics and follow up with paying for college, college life, economic survival tips and more. The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) created CashCourse.org.
Need a one credit hour class? Money 101 (PFP 101) provides an introduction to resources and tools available to assist students in developing beginning personal finance skills that will assist them throughout their lifetime. Application exercises will allow students to apply personal finance knowledge in solving real-life problems. No textbook is required and class dates vary by term. This class is offered online through K-State's Global Campus. Contact K-State Global Campus for course questions at 785-532-5575, 1-800-622-2KSU (2578) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to create a budget, check your credit, buy a car or house, what type of insurance you need, how to invest money, how much money you will need to retire, and many more practical financial topics. This class if offered by expert faculty in the K-State College of Human Ecology's Personal Financial Planning unit. Check the K-State catalog for current section times and dates. Note: one section of this class is reserved for freshmen and sophomores only.
MyCollegeMoneyPlan.org assists college bound students in selecting a post-secondary education that not only meets their academic and career goals but also focus on what the student and family can reasonably afford. It contains worksheets and guidance to help build a multi-year financial plan. The course also offers basic personal financial management education to equip the first-year college student with information and skills needed to attain life-long financial independence. MyCollegeMoneyPlan.org was created by the Financial Literacy Project at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, and funded by a federal College Access Challenge Grant through the Kansas Board of Regents.
LoveYourMoney.org is a seven module self-paced financial literacy program designed to provide college students with the tools they need to manage their money, understand the financial markets and save and invest wisely. If you are a student, you can access and complete the online course to learn basic principles and techniques for money management and investing. You may also want to regularly visit the social networking sites linked to the home page for updates and discussion. LoveYourMoney.org was developed by Kansas State University and other extension programs with a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
GradSense.org was created to help graduate and other students learn how to successfully manage their finances and educational costs by the Council of Graduate Schools, funded by a grant from TIAA-CREF, a leading financial services organization with a long history of serving those in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields, as part of a three-year project to enhance the financial literacy of graduate and undergraduate students. Through a competitive proposal process involving an independent selection committee, 15 institutions were selected, including Kansas State University, to participate in the project as funded research partners.